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If your pilot light is ignighting, it means only that you are getting gas to the heater, if it doesn't stay burning after holding the button down for 30-60 seconds, it could be 1 of 2 things or even both. The second one and the easiest is that you oxygen sensor click off you flame due to you not having enuff good clean clear air coming into the machine, maybe a blockage or something...check it out, maybe us some canned air to clean it out good. The 1st. and most likely reason is your thermocoupler has gone and died on you and you need to go to the store and get one just like the one you have or at least one as long as the one you have ...hey! good luck! -Brady3 "email@example.com"t
Mike, the problem started when you turned the new tank ON. But, it is correctable most of the time.
Turn the LP tank valve OFF and disconnect the hose from the tank. Wait 5 minutes and reconnect the hose to the tank. Open the gas valve VERY, VERY, SLOWLY (Slow motion, slow). Once the tank valve is fully open, light the pilot and hold the gas control valve in for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Release the control valve and turn it to the ON position. Did the burner light and does the flame height look correct? If so, you solved the problem. Just remember to always turn the tank valve on Very, Very Slowly.
If the above didn't solve the problem, you will need to replace the heater's Hose/Regulator Assembly. A gas Grill's Hose Regulator Assembly should work and you can purchase one from any hardware store of home center that sells grills & accessories for about $30.00. Take your old one with you for comparison purposes.
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Find where the gas line connects to the gas valve on the back of the heater, from the gas valve, follow a small aluminum tube going into the back of the heater. There may be a removable door to access the pilot assembly. If there is no aluminum tube, the unit has electronic ignition and no pilot lite. Turn the gas knob to off, then to pilot. Hold the gas valve in and with a long match or gas grill lighter, light the pilot. Continue to hold the knob in for about 30 seconds. After that, release the knob and check to make sure the pilot stays lit. If so, rotate the knob to ON. The thermostat will kick the burners on.
Turn off the propane tank and disconnect the heater hose from the tank. Wait 5 minutes and reconnect the heater hose/regulator to the propane t. Turn the tank valve on very, very slowly until it's completely open again. Now, try lighting the heater. If you are using a 20lb LP grill type tank, that should solve your problem.
i suggest you change thermocouple on heater it is the pilot control, firstly i would find where it attach's to valve and make sure it is screwed into valve properly (do not over tighten). If the pilot still doesn't go change the thermopile and if that don't work change the valve, but it most likely the thermocouple
turn off propan and heater. Undo the connector hose. then rehook hosewith heater valve off, Turn on propane valve real slow. Propane bottle valves have a safety that senses rapid escape, like in a wide open dump. This should reset it.Then light the pilot . should work.
Generally speaking a propane heater stays lite because the pilot stays lite. The pilot flame touches a thermocouple which produces a current which keeps the main valve open. Pilot goes out or you have a bad thermocouple or the pilot is slightly clogged (reduced heat to thermocouple) or maybe the thermocouple is not touching the flame enough. Most times when a propane heater goes out the problem is somewhere in that neighborhood. Thermocouple - pilot. I have always had luck carefully taking those parts off, cleaning, and reassembling, but check the position of the thermocouple first. Looks like a small brass rod which sticks into the flame. This is a safety mechanism to prevent the flame being blown out and leaving the gas on. Good luck
First of all DO NOT try to fix this yourself. Call a qualified repair tech. The pilot valve in your main gas valve is stuck open and will not allow the main valve to open. I repeat DO NOT attempt to repair this yourself. LP gas is not forgiving.